Margaret Guroff is an executive editor at AARP The Magazine, and a former editor of Baltimore magazine. She is also the editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick, an online annotation of Herman Melville's classic novel. Her cultural history book, The Mechanical Horse: How the Bicycle Reshaped American Life, was published in 2016 by the University of Texas Press.
In this podcast, Margaret Guroff, Executive Editor of AARP talks to Estelle Erasmus about:
- AARP and her role there
- The all- important demographic of her reader (it’s not always what you think) What he looks for in a submission or pitch
- Does she take pitches?
- How to contact her/AARP
- The stories she is clamoring for
- Word count, rights and payment
- Editor pet peeves
- How the editing process works
- How to contact digital
- What’s next for AARP
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